Flood in Southern Russia Kills Eight
    2010-10-16 19:13:10     Xinhua      Web Editor: Zhang Zhang
 
Floods in the Tuapse district of the Krasnodar territory in southern Russia have killed eight people, a local official said Saturday.

"According to our information, eight people have been killed," Boris Frolov, deputy chief of the local Investigative Committee of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office, was quoted by Interfax as saying.

Four people were killed in the village of Kirpichny, one in Dzhubga, one in Novomikhailovskoye, one in Tuapse's suburb of Govorovo, and one more in Gizeldere, the official told Interfax.

The flood has so far affected 17 communities in the Tuapse district, while as many as 280 people have been evacuated from their homes and placed in temporary shelter censers, a source from the local department of the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

Measures are being taken to overcome the flood's aftermath and evaluate the damage it has caused.

The flood also halted railway traffic, which was restored by 6:00 a.m. local time (0200 GMT) Saturday, the source said.

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